The Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle

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Take a tour through Western Australian maritime history as you explore vessels salvaged from the sea at The Shipwreck Galleries. This museum is billed as the top maritime archaeology and shipwreck conservation museum in the Southern Hemisphere. See relics, such as cannons, hulls, and engines, from shipwrecks, dating back to the 17th century. Keep an eye out for the original Dutch vessel Batavia, which sank off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. Convicts built the museum in the 1850s, and today it sits in the heart of Fremantle's historic West End. Make The Shipwreck Galleries a centerpiece of your Fremantle vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fremantle travel itinerary maker.
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  • If you know the story of the Batvia ship wreck...here rests part of the actual hull. A lovely collection of artifacts from salvaged ship wrecks and informative displays. And it's free. Don't walk Frem...  more »
  • It's run on donations and is quite fascinating. They run a little kids adventure which is nice. Worth going to. 
  • very interesting Museum depicting the arrival of settlers and those who arrived in Australia - also a Galleon fished in the Bay of Perth and reassembled
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  • Great experience, shipwreck inside the building, very cool. wasnt expecting to be as entertained as I was.
  • A lot more interesting than expected, great venue to get a feel for the nautical history of WA and perfect to didn't an hour looking through the numerous displays.
  • amazing location for ancient ship parts and other marine equipment. It is free, unless you donate a few coins. It is close to everything in Fremantle. For, families with kids "try to be quite and smooth walking".
  • Great museum explaining 100 years of Dutch exploration of the Southland
  • Set your ISO to 400 and dive in for a treat very nice place:)!!